Editing Mill of Dyce - locality, Cainozoic of north-east Scotland

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[[File:P915321.png|left|thumbnail|Mill of Dyce sand and gravel quarry and the deglaciation of the lower Don valley. P915321.]]
 
[[File:P915321.png|left|thumbnail|Mill of Dyce sand and gravel quarry and the deglaciation of the lower Don valley. P915321.]]
Quarrying at the Mill of Dyce (formerly known as the St Fergus) sand and gravel pit has revealed an extensively deformed succession of diamicton, gravel and sand which pass laterally into less deformed sediments. The pit (NJ 871 152) is located in the valley of the River Don, 11 km north-west of Aberdeen. It was excavated into moundy topography principally underlain by sand and gravel. These glacial sediments infill the valley, although the river has cut a narrow channel through their northern margin [[Media:P915321.png|(P915321)]]. Much of the moundy ground has been quarried away and the workings largely backfilled and landscaped, but in 1989 the unquarried portion reached an elevation of about 55 m above OD. The western margin of the moundy ground is an abrupt scarp (ice-contact) slope, whereas to the east the mounds merge into an undulating glaciofluvial terrace, which has been modified by excavations and landscaping associated with the expansion of industrial estates on the periphery of Dyce.
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Quarrying at the Mill of Dyce (formerly known as the St Fergus) sand and gravel pit has revealed an extensively deformed succession of diamicton, gravel and sand which pass laterally into less deformed sediments. The pit (NJ 871 152) is located in the valley of the River Don, 11 km north-west of Aberdeen. It was excavated into moundy topography principally underlain by sand and gravel. These glacial sediments infill the valley, although the river has cut a narrow channel through their northern margin [[Media:P915321.png|(P915321)]]). Much of the moundy ground has been quarried away and the workings largely backfilled and landscaped, but in 1989 the unquarried portion reached an elevation of about 55 m above OD. The western margin of the moundy ground is an abrupt scarp (ice-contact) slope, whereas to the east the mounds merge into an undulating glaciofluvial terrace, which has been modified by excavations and landscaping associated with the expansion of industrial estates on the periphery of Dyce.
  
 
== Exposures in the Mill of Dyce pit ==
 
== Exposures in the Mill of Dyce pit ==

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